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ERIC Number: ED013935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 32
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REPORT OF WORK INJURIES TO MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, A STUDY OF 18 MONTHS' EXPERIENCE REPORTED BY 28 STATES, 1964-65.
Bureau of Labor Standards (DOL), Washington, DC.
THE BUREAU OF LABOR STANDARDS FURNISHED REPORT FORMS AND GUIDES FOR COMPLETING THEM TO THE 28 PARTICIPATING STATES. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY MAIL ON A VOLUNTARY REPORTING BASIS DURING THE 18-MONTH PERIOD, JANUARY 1964 THROUGH JUNE 1965. FINDINGS INCLUDED -- (1) A TOTAL OF 16,936 INJURIES TO EMPLOYED MINORS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE WAS REPORTED, (2) OF THESE, MORE THAN 60 PERCENT OCCURRED IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES, (3) MANUAL HANDLING OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT RESULTED IN THE GREATEST NUMBER OF INJURIES, (4) MOST INJURIES, 46.4 PERCENT, OCCURRED WHEN WORKERS WERE STRUCK BY OR AGAINST OBJECTS, AND (5) MOST INJURIES, 42.9 PERCENT, WERE CUTS, ABRASIONS, PUNCTURES, AND BITES, BUT MANY OTHER KINDS OF MORE SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED. EXAMPLES OF THE FATALITIES AND INJURIES REPORTED ARE LISTED FOR THE FIELDS OF AGRICULTURE, CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING, TRANSPORTATION, WHOLESALE TRADE, RETAIL TRADE, SERVICES, AND GOVERNMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE FOR IMPROVING SAFETY PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS AND ON THE JOB, PROVIDING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND IMPROVING EXISTING HAZARDOUS-OCCUPATIONS PROHIBITIONS TO INSURE THAT THEY AFFORD SUFFICIENT PROTECTION TO EMPLOYED MINORS. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Standards (DOL), Washington, DC.
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